fbpx

Policy Priorities

Address the city’s growing homelessness crisis

The imminent reduction in beds for the city’s homeless population because of the closure of the Road Home may leave hundreds of Salt Lakers without a safe place to sleep. Whether they have a home or not, these people are our neighbors and we need to work to help them. As Mayor, Erin will: Engage […]

Learn More

Build a thriving and resilient innovation-driven economy

As our city grows, we can and should do more to shape an economy that is diverse, resilient, and more broadly distributes good jobs, opportunity, and security. We need to attract and support entrepreneurs and businesses that will invest in our community, and create a climate that will help small businesses thrive. As mayor, Erin […]

Learn More

Expand the city’s safe and affordable housing options

Every resident of Salt Lake City deserves a safe, affordable home. Young people who grow up here can’t afford to stay here, creating a massive drain on our economy, and residents living on fixed incomes are being squeezed out. On the City Council, Erin led a $21 million initiative through the Redevelopment Agency to create […]

Learn More

Fix the city’s broken roads and crumbling infrastructure

Driving on Salt Lake City’s roads should not feel like navigating an obstacle course. For too long, the city has failed to keep up with our broken roads and crumbling infrastructure. On the City Council, Erin doubled the number of workers fixing our city’s roads. They’re out on our roads now and next year we’ll […]

Learn More

Improve air quality for Salt Lake City families

When Erin learned that the air quality in Salt Lake City could take two years off her then-newborn son’s life, instead of giving up, she dug in. No one will work harder as mayor to improve the quality of the air we breathe here in Salt Lake City than Erin Mendenhall. On the City Council, […]

Learn More

Win the best possible outcome from the Inland Port situation

After state lawmakers passed an outrageous law to steal Salt Lake City’s land-use authority and tax revenue to build the Inland Port, Mayor Biskupski walked away… and Erin stepped up. As chair of the City Council, Erin led negotiations with state lawmakers that ensured the Port would pay the city for its share of taxes […]

Learn More

Work with young people to reduce the threat of gun violence

We all live in fear that the gun violence epidemic that has plagued too many schools around the country will come to Salt Lake City’s public schools. But not all gun violence involves mass shootings. Suicide is the leading cause of death for teenagers in Utah and domestic violence affects thousands of Utahns. These issues […]

Learn More